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Does observational data need further proof?

Within fields like animal behavior, data is often collected through observation of the subjects, either in the wild or captivity. Can a paper be published purely based on observational data, with no ...
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Adding an affiliation to an accepted paper

I am the corresponding and the first author of a paper which has been accepted for publication in a journal published by Springer. I have an important question that is I would like to know whether I ...
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How should I interpret a promising preprint that was never published in a peer-reviewed journal?

There have been a couple of occasions in my research in which I've come across a preprint that is several years old and is very relevant to the work that I'm doing. Often these preprints have very ...
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Showing research to some professor

I am a PhD student in mathematics. I am going to participate in a conference. I want to show my research to some great mathematcian who is a specialist in the area that I am working on. A friend of ...
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Multiple journal submissions

I was a junior researcher and I submitted a paper to journal A. After not having any response from journal A, I submitted my paper to journal B. After some months, journal A mailed me to say that my ...
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Can I buy individual access to SpringerLINK?

My institution has access to a very limited selection of ebooks published by Springer-Verlag. Is it possible to buy individual access to their whole collection myself? I'm a PhD student in case that ...
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Recent publication and special issues

I'm looking to know how to get notifications when there is a recent publication (in IEEE Transaction Journal and MDPI Energies). Moreover, If there are any special issues (Smart grid or something ...
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Situation of degree awardence for inventions appearing as reinventions [duplicate]

Assume the following situation A professor invented a novel piece and kept it immediately in arXiv. A PhD student did the same invention at almost same time and hence hoping to take PhD after ...
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choosing workshops/conferences to attend and publish research

I have been able to attend a few different conferences and workshops during my limited time being a masters and PhD student. Some to present my research and some just to watch presentations. I have ...
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Life cycle for Physical Review Letters

What is the average time does it take from the time you submit your paper to the time is it published in Physical Review Letters?
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What does this Elsevier revision report mean?

This is a review report of an article on the EVISE revision status website: Does this mean my article was rejected? Why there isn't any "Complete and send review" for the second reviewer? And why is ...
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What does the status “query to referee” in the tracking system of Physical Review Letters imply?

The editor explained further information is needed from the referee. This is basically what "query to referee" means. But I am wondering what it implies. Is the report good or bad? Does anyone has any ...
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What is the name for the copies of a paper that you receive once it's been published?

After an article has been accepted, all edits finished and finally published, some (many?) journals mail 10 or so printed copies of the completed article to the author. Not full copies of the entire ...
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The status remained “awaiting for reviewer selection” after 5 months since re-submission [duplicate]

Anyone give me some advice: I have made a major revision after receiving one very positive feedback and one very negative feedback for my manuscript. Then I revised and resubmitted. It is almost 5 ...
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Have there been attempts to get around “DeWitt clause”-like license restrictions?

(This is a complementary question to: Has the DeWitt Clause, which prevents publication of named DBMS benchmarks, ever been successfully defended in court?) Several commercial database vendors ...
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Has the DeWitt Clause, which prevents publication of named DBMS benchmarks, ever been successfully defended in court?

Several commercial database vendors include an end-user license agreement provision, known as the DeWitt Clause, that prohibits researchers and scientists from explicitly using the names of their ...
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Top CS PhD programs, do I stand a chance? [closed]

I'm an American EE/CompE undergrad at a mid tier(top 200) smaller state school with a 3.96 GPA. I am the first person in my family to attend college, so you can imagine that getting advice on grad ...
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Personal contribution in N-author articles vs single author articles

In a given field there are essentially two types of articles, N-author articles and single author articles. Related to this fact, I wonder how a committee when evaluating someone for a tenure ...
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What does it mean to get this message on EDAS?

I submitted two papers to a conference on EDAS. I checked EDAS and I saw a change. They added this sentence at the end of both papers page submission: "You have authored an accepted paper." The ...
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How to deal with slow peer reviewing process [duplicate]

I submitted a short (10 page long) manuscript to a math journal. It has been 9 months. Almost 4 months ago I emailed them to see what's going on. Their response was: "Your paper has been sent out to ...
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Focusing on one specific academic field? [closed]

This question has already been asked, albeit not so much, in this thread. This, however, still gets me thinking. I am an early career research (not even done with my PhD yet). A PhD candidate told me ...
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How do I specify my affiliation/contact information when I changed institutions and fields?

I am in a situation similar to that of this question where I did some work with a former employer, I changed fields, and now something related to that work is in the process of being published. ...
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What should I do, as my submitted paper is still under review after 1 year?

I'd just submitted a manuscript to Robotics & Autonomous Systems Journal on Mar. 1st, 2015. Right after 1 month, its status changed to Under Review. I just waited up to Jan. 2016 and send a letter ...
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Is there anything that has been tried to stop publication shopping

I find it very annoying as a reviewer when I get asked to review a paper several times as it gets submitted to different journals/conferences or, worse still, I help send it to the reject pile only to ...
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Is it advisable to upload your PhD thesis on Biorxiv?

The university theses repository is not indexed in the main scientific literature search engines. This issue makes finding a thesis difficult, and it's a problem especially because after PhD many are ...
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Should I include code in my research paper?

My paper is about a specific application of blockchain. I've developed a basic prototype for it and so far, I've described it in detail, and put screencaps of the interface for it. Should I also ...
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The content of my manuscript is too complicated to be rewritten in the format of a journal. what should I do?

My manuscript is actually a new theory, consisting of four chapters, 15,000 words, so it cannot be rewritten in the form of a journal. If I delete some of the content to fit the format of a journal, ...
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Can I post my manuscript to Academia, arXiv, personal website, and submit it to a green Journal at the same time? [closed]

If my manuscript is accepted and I post my preprint on the arXiv, that will be fine. However, if I submit my manuscript to a "Open Green Access" journal, at the same time, I post my manuscript on two ...
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Will addressing reviewers comment and accepting drawback of work take back my acceptance?

Recently I got a paper got accepted in a well-known conference (Computer Science). I am about to submit a camera-ready version of the paper for the conference proceedings, trying to incorporate the ...
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PhD situation, is there hope?

Next november I will face my third and last year of my PhD. However, my percourse has been torturing and twisted. I started my PhD in a different group because I was kind of tricked out. My ...
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How to deal with the fear of missing out?

I will be soon starting my Ph.D. but have already experienced some of the research environment. I have chosen to work on a field in machine learning that is becoming increasingly popular. Every time I ...
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What are the consequences of using Sci-Hub?

A student of mine has told me about Sci-Hub, where people can download copyrighted scholarly articles for free. I have cautioned him that it is illegal, but he challenged me asking me what would be ...
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How can one prevent thief of academic work and get recognition/listed as a co-author? [closed]

There was a problem in my first lab (I suspect but do not know for sure) that my first PI gave some of the results of my project’s work I found for her to another student to present at a small school/...
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How do I judge a professor's quality while choosing a PhD? [duplicate]

How do I judge a professor's quality while choosing a PhD? I have completed my Masters in Pure Mathematics. I want to work in fields which involve Algebra,Functional Analysis,Complex Variables. I ...
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Ways to demonstrate (“show-off”) contributions as an undergraduate in research

I am an undergraduate CS student at a US college. Before this summer, I contacted a professor in Game Research and was offered the opportunity to work with one of his PhD students. Currently, I am ...
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Blockchain for publications [closed]

Today`s publications lack of the possibility to be extended by others after being published. A data base paper could for example benefit when contributors would gain authorship by opening data with a ...
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How to indicate that a drawing has been re-adapted and expanded or integrated from another published illustration?

I've got this illustration of a block diagram published in a book. It's quite a basic concept of surface metrology but I've been inspired by it, I've redrawn the diagram using LaTeX with another ...
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addition of physical address upon paper acceptance

A paper was reviewed, sent back for revision and resubmitted. Is it allowed to add a new address (current) when a paper is just accepted?
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What are the typical research requirements for an application to lecturer position to be successful? [closed]

When someone is applying for a position as a lecture at an average ranking university in Sweden (equivalent to associate professor elsewhere), what is the typical number of research papers and of what ...
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Early career drought and correlation with future performance

I've heard from not a few people that the first postdoc can be quite tough. You've been kicked out of the nest and have to figure out for yourself what's worth working on, what's likely to turn into ...
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Central dot as decimal point in top journal

The Lancet, one of the top medical journals in the world, requires 'Type decimal points midline (ie, 23·4, not 23.4)'. Does anyone know why this is? As a mathematician, I'll always read 23·4 as 92. ...
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Does ScholarOne really force you to have multiple logins?

Why can't I have a single ScholarOne login for every journal I submit or review for? Is there some way to copy over the address, keywords & password for all my accounts so I don't have to waste ...
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Is it acceptable that I plot a time-series figure with years increasing from right to left?

I have a plot like this in my paper, but one of the co-authors says The x-axis is backward. I think as long as keeping all figures in the same style, it is ok. But I am not sure if there is really ...
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In a paper, how would you name a part that describes the big picture before the technical details

I have been struggling with finding the right title for a section in a scientific paper (in computer science but I think it can apply to many other fields). I know it's not the first time I encounter ...
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Is it fine to mail the Associate Editor in his personal email provided in his homepage?

Is it okay to mail an Associate Editor in his personal e-mail? I have submitted a manuscript in a journal and I want to know the status of my manuscript. The publisher of my journal is "World ...
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Can I submit a paper to a call for paper and a call for workshops for the same conference?

I am applying to a top tier ML/Data-Science Conference and I feel that I might have a higher probability getting accepted in the call for workshops over the call for papers. Can I submit the same ...
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Proper citation of scooped or defective articles

I'm curious about the correct way to cite a paper which is flawed when I publish in academic journals. In the past I've added annotations to the bibliography (or included text in the main article) ...
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How to include experiments vs state-of-the-art papers with no code

I am working a paper which offers an algorithmic improvement, which is measured in both the quality of the results, and the time it took to achieve them. There are 3 recent (relatively) papers which ...
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How do I reference the Python programming language in a thesis or a paper?

I'm writing a scientific article and a dissertation in biology, for which I used Python for simulations. Some people in our department, especially the "non-computer-people", don't know what Python is, ...
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Do people actually scoop others?

I was wondering if there are real faculty members who go to conferences or read the abstracts (if it's being published) and scoop others? If not why some professors are so paranoid? IMHO A real ...